gemma rudd

Textiles Graduate

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
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Projects

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  • Textiles Graduate
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About me

A recent First Class Honors graduate of Textile Design, from Chelsea Collage of Art. My final year collection focused on the impact of fashion on active wear and how this can influence the practicality of the final garment. Using a range of natural and synthetic woven and non-woven fabrics, each hand dyed and printed with various techniques to create a collection expressing my concept. My dissertation study focused on the sexualisation of sports women within the wider media and how it affects their sporting performance.     I am looking for my first step into an exciting career in the colour development and printed textiles. ¥ I am passionate about performance textiles, natural fibers, colour and print development as well as how lifestyle and culture influence fashion. ¥ I am a highly motivated individual with an endless need for research and progression. ¥ A tenacious individual with a strong work ethic and communication skills who can excel at any role or given task.   ¥ A fast learner with a vast range of material, active and outdoor knowledge. ¥ A profound colourist with a tremendous amount of drive and passion for dyeing synthetic and natural materials.   ¥ I am confident in my own creativity and capabilities, but also have an insatiable thirst for experience and knowledge from others. 

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Skills

  • Digital Textiles
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Colorist
  • Dyeing
  • Printed Textiles
  • Natural Dyeing
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Sourcing Materials
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Managerial

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Adidas Group

    Adidas Group

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Assistant Manager

Speedo International

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In my time at Speedo I have progressed from Sales Assistant to Assistant Manager taking on responsibilities and providing employees clear guidelines and targeted goals, as part of this role I am product training coordinator which involves seasonal meetings at the head office and Aqualab. This has enhanced my knowledge of compressive materials and bindings used in professional race suits and the chemical reactions of chlorine.

2017

Adidas Design Academy - Colour and Material Focus

Adidas Group

May 2017 - May 2017
  • Internship
  • Upon completing several stages of the application process, I was given the chance to show my design identity within the selection process for the Adidas Design Academy creating a body of work in order to fulfill a design brief. I created two colour and material concepts for the French and Australian open.

2017

Freelance Design Project

Speedo International

May 2017 - Jun 2017
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A project set by the Design Team at Speedo to create a new break-through capsule of swimwear for the Speedo female range ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. I worked closely with the design team on colour and material to create a concept collection inspired by Japanese culture and style.

2017

Managerial Cover

Berghaus

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As a Temporary Manager at Berghaus I was informing clients with product knowledge suitable for the Brecon Beacons and the variety of weather conditions, supplying them with clothing such as waterproof goretex nonwoven shells, down insulated thermal jackets and argentium woven base layers.

2017

Supervisor

Speedo International

Dec 2016 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2017

Dye and Colour Intern

The Autonomous Collection

Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • During my experience with the Autonomous Collection, a brand who have an ethical approach to fabrication and design, I spent my time dyeing and reworking existing pieces and consulting on colour choices. I gained experience sampling colour and overdyeing a variety of natural and re-used materials as well as creating textured textile samples.

2016

Sales Associate

Speedo International

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2015

Catwalk Assistant

Bora Aksu

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • With Bora Aksu I gained first-hand experience behind the scenes at a global fashion event. My position dressing the models and maintaining the clothes gave me an intimate knowledge of high fashion materials.  

2016

Sales assistant

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I worked part time at the Cambridge Satchel Company whilst completing my degree. More importantly I have learnt how critical the customer experience is, presenting a life style choice through colour trend on a staple item. I developed a seasonal and cultural driven knowledge both pre and post sales. I also learnt practical textile skills in the embossing and restoration of leather goods, learning how to manipulate leather. As well as receiving recognition for my sales achievements.

2012

Front of House

Dyffryn Café & Restaurant

Aug 2007 - Sep 2012
  • Foel, Welshpool SY21 0NQ, UK
  • Full Time
  • Senior customer service representative with supervisory responsibility in a busy rural restaurant.

2012

Family Sheep and Cattle livestock farm

B.P Rudd & Son. Gilfach

Jan 2005 - Sep 2012
  • Foel, Welshpool SY21 0NQ, UK
  • Full Time
  • From a very early age I have worked on my family’s farm, this gave me a strong work ethic. I have gained an in-depth knowledge of natural fibres from first hand experience in the early stages of unprocessed wool and leather production.  

Education

2016

BA (Hons) Textile Design : First Class Honours

Chelsea College of the Arts

Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom

2013

Art and Design Foundation Diploma (Pass)

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom